The video below is filled with irony.
First that Windows could actually make a product that works well. But second, they are running on the idea that you want a phone that you spend little time on instead of interacting with others. If thats the case I would buy a razr. But as I watched this video I could not help but recognize every situation in the video as truth.
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The one that stands out to me the most is the dad with the son throwing baseball. I am very thankful that my dad never made technology or any other “toy” a priority over me. But as I start to get older I realize how I can easily let my phone take over my time with anyone. I am not a father yet (insert joke here) but I realize that that could be me. That I could be the guy that is more familiar with the retina display on his iPhone then the color of his children’s eyes. I do not want to be that guy.
I realize that it does not just all of a sudden start or stop. I realize that being fully present in each situation has to be intentional. I am starting now the discipline of keeping my phone out of sight when I am with others. I am working on not checking twitter more then I check with friends about how their day is going. And I am working on paying attention to others instead of paying attention to my angry birds.